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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Comedy | Thriller  -  10 April 1993 (USA)
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Terry Harper
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Marla Harper
Elizabeth Ruscio ...
Verna Heath
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Tony Harper
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Troy McKinney
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C.D. Holloway
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Shanna Harper
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Detective Helton
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Sergeant F.E Blackwell
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Shane Harper (as Frederick Koehler)
Megan Berwick ...
Amber Heath
Kathleen Marie Archer ...
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Jana Arnold ...
Florine
Nelly Bly ...
Waitress
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. Written by Rob Hartill

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She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.


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Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie's 1975 movie Smile (1975). See more »

Goofs

Wanda's voice on tape describes Verna's vehicle as a "1995 Grand Marquis." The film takes place in 1991. See more »

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Verna Heath: Shanna is the symptom. Her mother is the disease.
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credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more »

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References A Current Affair (1986) See more »

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Company Man
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Al Dana
Arranged by John Miller
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Very funny dark satire
12 February 2002 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

From the great Michael Ritchie, director of The Bad News Bears, comes this very funny, sharp film based on the true story of a woman who tried to hire a hitman to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. Great performances all around from Holly Hunter to a very funny Beau Bridges and a weird Swoosie Kurtz. I like the film a lot, Ritchie has always enjoyed skewering Southern culture and he is firmly in his element here. Definately doesn't view Texans kindly, but watch King of the Hill for that point of view.


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